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  Reply # 1373131 24-Aug-2015 15:07
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DravidDavid: What's the big deal with the RS6?  Everyone seems to want one.

Dream bigger!


Its Fast, looks AMAZING, handles like a supercar and is practical. 

I'd like an Aventador too, and wouldn't sneeze at a few others, but practically, hard to beat a RS6


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  Reply # 1373137 24-Aug-2015 15:12
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networkn: [ but practically, hard to beat a RS6


True, fast wagons are amazing.  But If someone put the keys to an RS6 and Lamborghini of any description on my desk, I'd take the raging bull all day, every day! :)





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  Reply # 1373138 24-Aug-2015 15:13
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DravidDavid: What's the big deal with the RS6?  Everyone seems to want one.

Dream bigger!


I think most would dream of a Super Car, unfortunately New Zealands crater ridden roads, Speedbmps, narrow highways a Super Car would either destroy itself or destroy those ridding in it




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  Reply # 1373139 24-Aug-2015 15:14
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DravidDavid: What's the big deal with the RS6?  Everyone seems to want one.

Dream bigger!


I think most would dream of a Super Car, unfortunately New Zealands crater ridden roads, Speedbmps, narrow highways a Super Car would either destroy itself or destroy those ridding in it


Well said, we need a autobahn....every country does.

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  Reply # 1373148 24-Aug-2015 15:18
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MikeB4:
DravidDavid: What's the big deal with the RS6?  Everyone seems to want one.

Dream bigger!


I think most would dream of a Super Car, unfortunately New Zealands crater ridden roads, Speedbmps, narrow highways a Super Car would either destroy itself or destroy those ridding in it


Well said, we need a autobahn....every country does.


I bumped into my neighbour last night who told me he was selling the Aston. I asked why and he said "because there is nowhere to drive it!"

I think I could have worked that out before dropping $200,000+ on the car, personally.

Since he just bought another house in the UK, I suggested crating it up and sending it there instead....





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  Reply # 1373150 24-Aug-2015 15:19
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DravidDavid: What's the big deal with the RS6?  Everyone seems to want one.

Dream bigger!


Can take the family on a holiday road trip with full luggage, and it will still rotate the earth under it's wheels ;)

It's rare to find the combination of supercar performance with such huge practicality. AMG's GL63 and Porsche's Cayenne Turbo S come close but neither is quite as quick, nor quite as roomy in the boot (and probably not as fun, but I haven't driven the GL63 so am only guessing). But if you're prepared to lose the cargo space but still want 4 doors a few more options come in to play.




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  Reply # 1373152 24-Aug-2015 15:20
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I used to want an M5 until I spent a couple of weeks driving around in Switzerland and Germany recently... They make sense over there (usually), you're right, they don't make sense here.

If you want a fast luxury car here, you are better off getting a luxury SUV for the bigger tyres (and I mean more sidewall, not just wider!)

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  Reply # 1373156 24-Aug-2015 15:22
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Talkiet: I used to want an M5 until I spent a couple of weeks driving around in Switzerland and Germany recently... They make sense over there (usually), you're right, they don't make sense here.

If you want a fast luxury car here, you are better off getting a luxury SUV for the bigger tyres (and I mean more sidewall, not just wider!)

Cheers - N


That H&H Range Rover is more than fast enough and if you're going to be stuck in rubbish NZ roads at 100kmh you may as well be in a mobile Gentleman's Club....





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  Reply # 1373157 24-Aug-2015 15:23
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DravidDavid:
Geektastic: Dream road car (but the modernised version from Vicarage in the UK)

Are you referring to the one Clarkson reviewed twice?  The one with the modern engine, wider body and other fancy bits?


Yes - see here.





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  Reply # 1373158 24-Aug-2015 15:24
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DravidDavid:
networkn: [ but practically, hard to beat a RS6


True, fast wagons are amazing.  But If someone put the keys to an RS6 and Lamborghini of any description on my desk, I'd take the raging bull all day, every day! :)


That's fine for those of you who are child-free! Yeah, I'd like a Ferrari but good luck fitting the kids in it...

Personally, that's the appeal of the RS6 for me in that it's the whole package - all the practicality of of a 'family wagon' with enough space for all and requisite holiday junk, but a complete performance machine as well. Probably the only Audi I'd contemplate buying if I won Lotto (clearly heresy to say such a thing on this forum!).

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  Reply # 1373160 24-Aug-2015 15:27
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DravidDavid:
networkn: [ but practically, hard to beat a RS6


True, fast wagons are amazing.  But If someone put the keys to an RS6 and Lamborghini of any description on my desk, I'd take the raging bull all day, every day! :)


I would be incredibly surprised if you could use a lambo as a daily driver. I know a few people who own them (various high end super cars) and they say they are a nightmare to keep on the road. 

The exception in my experience would be the Audi R8 (Which apart from being massive) is surprisingly similar to an S4 to drive, and the Ferrari 458 (Also massive).

I seriously considered a couple of RS4's recently, but the RS6 is actually much more manageable to drive in the city. The RS4 just wants to go and it's savage with it. The RS6 is a smoother but more powerful ride and is actually pretty content at 50k/ph

The S4 is pretty much the perfect car as far as I am concerned, it has the best gear box I've come across in any car, and the only reason I bought BMW the last two times has been the massive cost savings, and BMW interiors (including electronics) are quite some way ahead. The 2017 S4 Avant which is the facelift, would be my dream daily driver.




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  Reply # 1373165 24-Aug-2015 15:35
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DravidDavid:
networkn: [ but practically, hard to beat a RS6


True, fast wagons are amazing.  But If someone put the keys to an RS6 and Lamborghini of any description on my desk, I'd take the raging bull all day, every day! :)


That's fine for those of you who are child-free! Yeah, I'd like a Ferrari but good luck fitting the kids in it...

Personally, that's the appeal of the RS6 for me in that it's the whole package - all the practicality of of a 'family wagon' with enough space for all and requisite holiday junk, but a complete performance machine as well. Probably the only Audi I'd contemplate buying if I won Lotto (clearly heresy to say such a thing on this forum!).


Sums up my feelings exactly - I have two kids and like to lug stuff about.

I can't imagine turning up to football practice in a Lambo, but I can imagine turning up in a raging RS6 - in fact I have imagined it...many times.

I love the idea of going to the mountain to ski, with everything in the car, but knowing that it's a supercar in family clothing...

I recall reading a review of the RS6 a few years ago and the general gist was that it was "all the fun of a Gallardo, with all the practicality of a Volvo".






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  Reply # 1373169 24-Aug-2015 15:40
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networkn: I would be incredibly surprised if you could use a lambo as a daily driver. I know a few people who own them (various high end super cars) and they say they are a nightmare to keep on the road. 


Very true of the V12 cars, especially the older ones, buy their V10 brethren are far more capable as a daily driver - if you just want personal transport. Still short on cargo space and seating positions for a family wagon, hah :)





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  Reply # 1373173 24-Aug-2015 15:44
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I daily an MR2.  No kids.  95% of the time, the 1 extra seat I have is not required anyway.  It's an awesome car to drive, don't think I'd ever sell it.

Would love the McLaren MP4-12C or a Lamborghini Murciélago to daily.  I'm sure I could make it work, although I'd need income to be so over-the-top, petrol would be a non-issue.

I'll get there one day.  I'll post it in this thread when I get there!





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  Reply # 1373178 24-Aug-2015 15:50
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Talkiet: ...

If you want a fast luxury car here, you are better off getting a luxury SUV for the bigger tyres (and I mean more sidewall, not just wider!)

Cheers - N


I was thinking of getting Jeep SRT 0-100km/hr 4.2sec (stock). I was actually *that close* as they can give me a good deal if I were to pay full cash price on the brand new.

I decided not to go ahead at the last minute mainly because I can't actually drive it that fast here plus it is not going to be reliable as any Japanese-made cars.

Edit: plus I am looking at 7 seater as family tend to spend a couple of months here in summer n winter.





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